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Flowers sent for Ahok break MURI record

Jakarta Post - May 5, 2017

Jakarta – The high number of flower arrangements received by Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama and Deputy Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat has broken a record at the Indonesian Museum of Records (MURI).

MURI founder Jaya Suprana handed over the award of "the longest flower arrangement parade" on Thursday to the pair.

"Because we are busy with our own schedules, we have been unable to meet. However, we have agreed to deliver the award on Thursday morning," Jaya said on Friday as quoted by kompas.com.

The MURI initially attempted to give the award to the initiator of the idea to send the flowers. However, Jaya said that he had difficulty finding the person.

"[Therefore], the MURI decided to give the award to Pak Ahok and Pak Djarot as the recipients of the longest flower arrangements parade," he said.

The latest report on Tuesday suggested that 5,016 flower arrangements were sent to City Hall, prompting the city administration to relocate some of them to the National Monument in Central Jakarta. (fac)

Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/05/05/flowers-sent-for-ahok-break-muri-record.html